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Eisner (DE 269) - HMS Domett (K-473)

CLASS: Evarts (lend-lease)
TYPE: GMT (diesel-electric tandem motor drive, short hull, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1,140 (std), 1,430 tons (full) Dimensions: 289' 5" (oa), 283' 6" (wl) x 35' 0" x 11' 0" (max)
Armament: 3-3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 4-20mm Mk 4 AA (varied by ship),
4 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Machinery: 4 GM Model 16-278A diesel engines with electric drive, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 19 knots Range: 4,150 nm @ 12 knots Crew: 156

Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Boston Navy Yard on 7 April 1943, Launched 19 May 1943
Commissioned (USN) Never
To Britain as lend lease 3 September 1943, renamed HMS Domett
Returned (USN) 5 March 1946

Fate: Sold for scrapping 3 June 1947

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HMS Domett 40k 3 September 1943: Boston MA - Here is a picture of the christening ceremony. I am about to smash the bottle of champagne, and my younger sister, Anne Pyne, is holding my bouquet. The lady on the stairs is an employee of the Boston Naval Shipyard, who presented me with a watch which I still have. Her name is Marie Brennan. Behind me are the Chaplain, and also Admiral Theobald, who was the Commandant of the First Naval District Carol Pyne Schreiber
HMS Domett 43k 3 September 1943: Boston MA - This is a picture of me with Admiral Theobald, Commandant of the First Naval District, on the day that the USS Eisner (DE 269) was christened, and then commissioned into the British Navy as HMS Domett (a lend-lease ship), at the Boston Naval Shipyard. Carol Pyne Schreiber
HMS Domett 40k 3 September 1943: Boston MA - I'm standing in front of my Father, to my left is Admiral Theobald, then Captain Grady, and finally, the Chaplain, whose name I forget. The British captain of the ship, Shirley Gordon, is reading the Articles of War to the crew, during the commissioning ceremony at the Boston Navy Yard. Carol Pyne Schreiber
HMS Domett 44k date / location unknown: HMS Domett (K-473), the former USS Eisner (DE 269), underway after being commissioned into the British Navy. Carol Pyne Schreiber

History of HMS Domett (K-473), ex-Eisner (DE 269)
(No U.S. Navy service, History Not Available)

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